This is the interior of the cathedral in Vienna (Stephansdom). I always find it fascinating how in modern times the term ‘gothic’ is widely associated with darkness, shadows and general gloomy creepiness while the whole point about gothic was the invention of strong buttresses which allowed for bigger windows and more light. Churches were bigger, more spacious, lighter and full of sunlight and colors from stained glass. The general impression which they were meant to inspire was therefore exactly opposite to that with which ‘gothic’ is associated today.
Bettie’s seamed stockings photographed by Charles West.
"We shot again and again and again. I even stepped in and took Bacall in my arms to show him what I wanted. ‘I know exactly what you want,’ he said, and then he did it perfectly. He loved this girl and he was enjoying this. When I knew I had what I wanted I told them, ‘Thanks very much.’ And he said, ‘No no no no, I think you need another shot- how about this?’ Then, ‘You gotta have a kiss shot.’ And so he kissed her. Half of the shots were of the back of his head and I knew I’d never use them, but they were enjoying themselves.
Martin Weiser on Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall shooting promotional photos for To Have and Have Not, just as their romance was igniting